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VOL. 129 | NO. 208 | Friday, October 24, 2014

First Tennessee Grows Beyond Home State

This year may mark its 150th anniversary, but 2014 has proven to be a significant period for First Tennessee Bank for reasons beyond the celebration of a milestone birthday.

On Stage

Fertile 30-year period of concerts unlikely to be matched again

With a box of old ticket stubs, some photographs he took at the concerts he went to and newspaper ads for concerts he came across on microfilm searches for other things, Ron Hall set out to document as many of the major rock and roll and rock concerts in Memphis he could over a fertile 30-year period.

Hard Rock CEO Shows Interest In Memphis Hotel

The president and chief executive officer of Hard Rock Café International Inc. said Thursday, Oct. 23, with the new Beale Street location for Hard Rock, he is interested in a Hard Rock hotel as an extension of the business in Memphis.

Willow Lake Sales Positive News For The Market

The sale this week of five properties inside Willow Lake Business Park and Corporate Park for $4.2 million was welcome news for several reasons.

Marine Hospital, I-55 Roundabout Draw Interest

The public’s first opportunity to get a look at the old U.S. Marine Hospital by Chickasaw Heritage Park earlier this year included a chance to walk around the old set of buildings and the grounds overlooking the Mississippi River.

Local Weather
Today
Memphis, TN
68°F
Partly Cloudy
Wind: 5 mph
Humidity: 45%

EVENTS

RiverArtsFest 2014 will be held Friday, Oct. 24, through Sunday, Oct. 26, in the South Main Historic Arts District. The festival will feature a juried artist market, 50 musical acts, food courts, interactive art stations and more. Admission is free on Friday and $5 on Saturday and Sunday. Visit riverartsmemphis.org for hours and more information.

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SPORTS

Athletes Can Be Fans, Too

You suffer as a sports fan? You’d be surprised who understands. Former Grizzlies sharpshooter Mike Miller, now back with LeBron James in Cleveland, understands.

Grizzlies Find Respect Hard to Come By

Perhaps it was a just coincidence. On the day that the results of the annual NBA General Managers’ survey were announced, ESPN was in Memphis for its only scheduled visit of the season.

LOCAL COLUMNISTS

Let’s Make Sure It Fits

A couple of guys I know have been renting tuxes around here for 50 years. The first guy, Guy Miller, was a photographer with a studio on Cleveland where Saigon Le is today. He started renting tuxes there as a sideline in 1965 and then hung up his camera and went formal full-time.

Timing Is Everything

Timing is everything; at least, it can be. Whether it’s in life, relationships, or job seeking, timing can strongly influence the outcome of a situation.

STATEWIDE

First Horizon Acquires Company

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The parent company of First Tennessee bank has acquired a Raleigh, North Carolina financial company.

Haslam: Common Core Review Doesn't Signal Retreat

PULASKI, Tenn. (AP) — Republican Gov. Bill Haslam on Thursday insisted that his decision this week to hold a public review of Common Core doesn't signal a retreat from the education standards in view of heavy criticism from teachers and tea party groups.

Group to Promote Afterschool Programs in Tennessee

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A group is being formed to promote afterschool programs in Tennessee.

$2.4 Million Spent on TV Ads For Ballot Measures

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Supporters and opponents of a proposed amendment to the Tennessee Constitution to give lawmakers more power to regulate abortion are flooding the television airwaves to try to influence voters ahead next month's election.

Tennessee Health Officials Preparing for Ebola Cases

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee health care officials say they have implemented appropriate practices to handle any Ebola cases.

NATIONAL BUSINESS

Fuel Costs Ease, US Airline Profits Soar

DALLAS (AP) — Profits are soaring at the biggest U.S. airlines as fuel prices drop — but don't expect fares to fall too.

US Stocks Jump Following Strong Corporate Earnings

NEW YORK (AP) — A combination of strong company earnings and encouraging economic reports, both in the U.S. and Europe, gave the stock market another day of solid gains on Thursday.

Union Pacific Profit Chugs Ahead 19 Percent

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Union Pacific Corp. delivered a 19 percent increase in its third-quarter profit as the railroad hauled 7 percent more freight and increased rates.

Senators Ask Government for Nationwide Air Bag Recall

DETROIT (AP) — Two U.S. senators are calling on regulators to issue a nationwide recall of cars with faulty air bags made by Takata Corp., questioning why automakers have been allowed to limit recalls to only certain locations with high humidity.

HEALTH CARE

HealthCare.gov's EZ Form Not for Legal Immigrants

WASHINGTON (AP) — HealthCare.gov's simpler online application is being touted as a big win for consumers. But it can't be used by legal immigrants and naturalized U.S. citizens, who represent millions of potential new health insurance customers.

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